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Next stops: Birmingham, Sheffield and York by Jack Tasker

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The Saint Ishmael tour is going swimmingly. We’ve played four gigs so far and they’ve all been belters. We’re grateful to everyone who’s come out and watched a show, bought a record or had a boogie. Those who’ve done all three are true dukes.

In the coming weeks we’ve got Birmingham [TICKETS] Fri March 8, Sheffield [FACEBOOK EVENT] Friday March 29 and York [TICKETS] Saturday March 30. You can see the April and May dates of the tour on our gigs page.

See you on the road,

DCMI x

Saint Ishmael Spring 2019 Tour by Jack Tasker

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We’re going on tour!

From February to May we’ll be heading up and down the M6 to get our new music into your ears. The Saint Ishmael tour will take in some of our favourite haunts and also new venues and cities. You can view all the dates on our shows page. We hope to see as many of you as possible out on the road.

Some shows are ticketed, some are free, we’ll be releasing the specifics for each show over the coming days. There will be Facebook Event pages on the DCMI Facebook page.

Our third album ‘Saint Ishmael’ will be released on vinyl and streaming services on Friday 22 February 2019. You can pre-order it from our store and from DROMA’s Bandcamp. The album features the fiery single ‘Blood Is Thicker’.

New Single! Blood Is Thicker to be released on June 22 by Jack Tasker

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We're super excited to announce that our next single will be 'Blood Is Thicker', which will be released digitally on June 22. You'll be able to get it from all the usual streaming services, as well as the DROMA Records store

On the same day we'll be playing at the Local Live Showcase in Biddulph. There are still tickets available so make sure you buy some if you're free. It'll be a great night, streamed live on Facebook by the delightfully plump Fat Pigeon Live.

Major love, 
DCMI x 

Surviving Storm Ishmael by Jack Tasker

Photo credit - Laura Ellement

Photo credit - Laura Ellement

The band were an emotional wreck on Friday. We had members stranded on the mean streets of Kings Heath, others carrying all their gear on the train and a saviour in the very likely shape of Adrian Tasker who battled the elements to get two of the band to Congelton Unplugged. Our gig for the festival was great, a tight blast through two 45 minute sets of our acoustic tunes. 

Stressful start aside this weekend was a high point for the band. Throughout Saturday we wrote and demo'd new material - including the blistering 'Blood is Thicker', which will be released as single in the coming months. In the evening we played a packed show at the Market Vaults, with support from the king of Stoke-on-Trent Merrym'n

Saturday's gig was amazing and we're really thankful for all those who braved the rubbish weather to come and listen to us. We hope you enjoyed it? 

Next stop is a headline slot in Birmingham on Friday 16 March at the Victoria (TICKETS) and then the day after we're at The Underground in Stoke (TICKETS).

Come down to either of these if you can. 

DCMI x

Coming to a harbour near you... by Jack Tasker

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Spring 2018 is looking like a mighty season for all of us on the good ship Ishmael. We have four gigs in March and our annual practice / song writing session. So expect some new material in our set list. 

We're covering some decent ground across the middle of the country during this string of dates. If you're in Birmingham then please come to our gig at The Victoria on Friday 16 March (tickets.) For Stoke / Stafford people there's plenty to pick from, why not come to all of them? 

We're very excited to get back out there. See you on the road...or seas...the metaphors get a little mixed. 

DCMI x

A Sleeping Whale Wakes by Jack Tasker

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Ishmael is slumbering at the moment, getting ready to surface in the coming months. We've started recording new ideas, talking about our annual Christmas EP and some creative ideas for music making in 2018.  

The only bad part of being in a band comprised of people who are all in about five other bands means there are periods when we all have to go off and work on our other projects. More often then not with each other. We thought we'd let you know what everyone is up to. 

Gary is working hard on his folk roots project, Wilcox:Hulse, with long term collaborator Phil Hulse, they put out a single today from their new album, listen to it on DROMA's Bandcamp pageRob has released the third TMC single this year, prolific work from the indie pop masters, make sure you listen to 'End of the World.' Matt has been appearing across a lot of releases, but his stunning work on the Wilcox:Hulse album deserves a special mention, get All Change now, you won't regret it. Sophie has, like Matt, been playing on everything but a real shout out should be directed at her stunning work on TASKRZ's latest releases that dropped in early August, download both of them pronto. Last but not least, Jack has been the shadowy figure behind all of these projects, he recently did a long form interview with E MAJOR blog, where he went to great lengths to explain all the different musical projects he's got his finger in.

We'll be back on the road in December when we appear at The Glebe in Stoke, then a month later at The Swan Inn in Stone. You'll hear from that prior to that as the whale wakes. 

Speak soon, 
DCMI x